First team players

goalkeepers

GRANT SHENTON - goalkeeper (28)

‘Shents’ joined the club in the summer of 2019 after departing Chester FC. After a spell of reserves football at FC United of Manchester, Grant made his non-league name at Ramsbottom United where he became the club’s leading appearance maker with 279 matches under his belt in a successful five-year stint from 2011.

 

He joined up with Paul Phillips at Ashton Utd in 2016, before following the manager to Stalybridge Celtic and then spent a season at Trafford before moving to Chester in the summer of 2018. Ironically ‘Shents’ follows Theo Roberts between the sticks at the Silverlands; Roberts was on loan from Chester for the whole of last season!

defenders

alex brown - defender (21)

A young left-sided defender who came through the junior ranks at Sheffield United. After a short spell at NCEL outfit Hallam he moved to Sheffield FC and represented England ‘C’ in Dublin the summer of 2018, after originally being part of the contingency squad. He joined the Bucks at the start of last season after impressing in pre-season, and went on to make 47 (1) appearances.

 

He made another England ‘C’ appearance in June 2019 away in Estonia and has also played for an England representative side in 2 matches in the Falkland Islands.

nico de girolamo - defender (28)

Nico signed for Buxton after being surprisingly released by Matlock Town in February 2018 and impressed for the remainder of the season for the Bucks. This tall defender started his career at Heanor Town before spending five seasons at Mickleover Sports where his potential was monitored by previous Bucks manager Martin McIntosh.

 

Nico then joined Matlock in the summer of 2016. Another player to have an outstanding season last term and has made 56 (3) appearances, scoring 4 goals, to the start of the current campaign.

josh meade - defender (24)

Josh signed in the summer of 2017 after two seasons at Stocksbridge Park Steels. Josh came through the junior ranks at Doncaster Rovers, progressing to the first team, and earned a pro contract in 2013.

 

After a loan spell at Goole he signed for Matlock in 2014, spending a season there before joining Stocksbridge. Has scored twice in 67 (17) appearances in his two completed seasons with the Bucks.

ALEX McQUADE - defender (26)

currently on loan to ossett united

A recruit in the summer of 2019, signing from Ossett United where he was club captain. Manchester-based centre-half, Alex started his career as a junior at Bolton Wanderers before moving to Shrewsbury Town in 2013, making his league debut in August of that year.

 

He spent time on loan at Hyde before stints at Guiseley, another period at Hyde and Farsley Celtic before signing for Warrington Town in the summer of 2016. A period of time was spent in Australia with Banyule City before returning to English non-league soccer with Ossett Albion in 2017 and then with the merged Ossett United last season.

kyle harrison - defender (24)

Signed for the Bucks in September 2019 from Ashton United after an initial loan period where he excelled at both right and left-back.

 

A former youth player at Bradford City, Kyle has represented many sides since joining the non-league game including Ossett Albion, Frickley Athletic, Guiseley, Farsley Celtic, Mossley, Hyde United and Ramsbottom United, before joining Ashton in the summer.

connor o'grady - defender (21)

Sheffield born centre-back or right-back who signed for the Bucks in September 2019. Connor came through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday, signing a pro contract extension in 2018 but was released last summer and joined the Bucks after trialing at Guiseley.

 

Connor has made a tremendous start to his Buxton career and was named captain for the first time against Witton Albion in late October where he turned in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2-0 victory.

midfielders

callum chippendale - midfield (23)

Callum was one of two new signings from Glossop made by Phillips and Halford when they first took over the management reigns in March 2018. He spent his formative years with Barnsley and Bradford City before joining Bradford Park Avenue in the summer of 2015.

 

In 2016 he was signed by Boston United following a loan spell at Gainsborough Trinity and was signed, along with his brother Aidan, by Shaw Lane in 2017 before moving to Glossop North End. Callum was made the Bucks team captain following the departure of Greg Young from the club last season and has scored 8 times in 40 (7) appearances, despite some time out with injury.

jude oyibo - midfield (21)

Like Callum Chippendale he joined the club in March 2018 from Glossop North End, being described by Buxton's new management team as certainly one for the future at a higher level.

 

Wigan-based Jude came through the Stalybridge Celtic development system before joining Glossop and was also registered with Conference North outfit Curzon Ashton.

 

He made a very promising debut for the Bucks in the 2-1 victory at Workington that gave Buxton their first league victory of 2018. He has scored 5 times in 34 (21) appearances and is certainly a favourite with the Buxton faithful.

ryan jennings - midfield (24)

Ryan signed for the Bucks in the summer of 2019 after a short spell at Ashton United. He started his career at Wigan Athletic, making one first team appearance and enjoyed loan spells at Accrington Stanley, Cheltenham Town and Grimsby Town, where he helped them gain promotion from the National League with their play-off victory over Forest Green in 2016.

 

That summer he joined AFC Fylde and then Curzon Ashton before signing a one year deal at Alfreton in June 2017. He was on a standby squad for the England ‘C’ side whilst at Alfreton before spending last season at Nuneaton Borough, before joining Ashton United.

Louie davies - midfield (17)

Louie started playing football when he was 7 and was scouted in his first season for Sheffield Wednesday, where he then spent 8 years whilst also having spells at Sheffield United.

 

He then decided to have a six month break from playing football before rediscovering his love of the game playing for his local side Bakewell for a year then joining Matlock Town Academy and playing for their reserves.

 

He is now a second year student at the Buxton FC Academy and has signed for the First Team in September for the 2019/20 season.

SAM KILNEr - midfield (17)

Sam started in academy football with Manchester United before moving onto Rochdale. He gained a scholarship with Rochdale before joining Buxton during the 2018/19 season.

 

He made his Bucks debut that season at age 16 in the League Cup v Colwyn Bay. 

aaron chalmers - midfield (28)

Joined the club in October 2019 after an initial loan period from Ashton United. Aaron started his professional career at Oldham Athletic, making a couple of first team appearances, before moving to Macclesfield Town in 2009 and then quickly on to Hibernian in Scotland.

 

He returned to England a season later with Mossley before signing for Woodley Sports and then Southport in 2012. He had two loan periods at Droylsden and one at New Mills before stints at Ashton United, Hyde, Curzon Ashton and Northwich Victoria, followed by a longer spell at Stalybridge Celtic from 2015 to 2017 and then back to Ashton United.

warren clarke - midfield (21)

Young midfielder signed in September 2019 after trialing at Chesterfield FC.

 

Warren came through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday FC and signed his first pro contract with the Owls in 2017 before being released last summer.

brian wilson - midfield (36)

Vastly experienced midfielder who joined the Bucks in the summer of 2019 after being released at Barrow. Manchester born, Wilson came through the ranks at Stoke City, making a handful of first team appearances before moving to Cheltenham after an initial loan period.

 

He scored 14 goals in 118 league appearances for the 'Robins' from 2004 to 07 before a fee took him to the 'Robins' of Bristol City where he made a further 60 appearances, despite injury.

 

In 2010 he moved to Colchester United (151 appearances in four seasons and made club captain), then he served Oldham Athletic for a further 4 seasons (90 appearances) and went on to Barrow in 2018.  

strikers

liam hardy - forward (31)

Liam initially signed for the club in the summer of 2014. Liam came to prominence at Armthorpe Welfare, where he bagged 46 goals in one season, before transferring to Harrogate Town where he suffered a serious leg-break early in his career. He spent several loan periods at Harrogate Railway before initially joining the Bucks, again on loan, towards the end of the 2013/14 where he netted an impressive 7 times in 9 starts to help remove any threat of relegation for the club after a sticky middle part to the season. It was great news when Liam committed fully to the club in the summer of 2014 after being released by Harrogate Town and enjoyed a terrific campaign which culminated in being nominated for the league team of the year after scoring an impressive 26 goals in 49 (1) matches. Liam signed a new contract at the Silverlands in the summer of 2015, but transferred for a fee to Darlington in February 2016. He returned to the Silverlands in March 2017, initially on loan, and scored 11 goals from 11 starts that season. The 2017/18 season saw Liam win the League ‘Golden Boot’ award with 38 goals in 47 (2) appearances, and he also scooped the supporters and players ‘Player of the Year’ awards. Last season he scored another 20 goals, including a hat-trick in the 6-0 demolition of Matlock town on Easter Monday, taking his career tally to 126 goals in 183 (15) appearances for the Bucks.

diego de girolamo - forward (24)

Former Italian Under 18s to Under 20s international who joined the Bucks in July 2018. Diego came through the junior ranks at Sheffield United before earning a professional contract and made several first team appearances for ‘the Blades’. His career at Bramall Lane was hindered by an injury picked up on Under 18 international duty that ruled him out for nine months in 2013. He enjoyed a loan spell at York City before returning to Sheffield where he scored his first goal for the Blades in a FA Cup tie against Preston North End. Two further loan spells at York and one at Northampton Town followed before signing for Bristol City in the summer of 2016.

 

He went on loan to Cheltenham in January 2017, scoring a hat-trick in the EFL Trophy against Leicester City Under 23s, and a further loan period was spent at Chesterfield in the first half of the 2017/18 season before his contract at Bristol City was terminated by mutual consent. He spent the remainder of that season at Macclesfield Town. He netted a dozen times in 24 (14) appearances last term for the Bucks.